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Due date for submission of any documents relating to the EIA Regulations

Due date for submission of any documents relating to the EIA Regulations


 

The last day for receiving any documentation contemplated in terms of the EIA Regulations, 2014, as amended will be on 14 December 2017. However, should any documents be received during this period, it will be regarded as having been received in terms of Regulation 3(1) of the Regulations, 2014, as amended, on 08 January 2018

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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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2018 / 2019 Internship Programme

2018 / 2019 Internship Programme

 

The DEA invites unemployed graduates, who wish to apply for the 2018/2019 Internship Programme. The programme will commence on 01st April 2018 and end on 31st March 2019. DEA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representativity (race, gender and disability). The closing date for applications is 05 January 2018.

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Invitation for comments on draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS)

Invitation for comments on draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS)


 

The national adaptation strategy acts as a common reference point for climate change adaptation efforts in South Africa. Interested and affected parties (stakeholders) are invited to comment on the draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy by no later than 31 January 2018.

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General notice on decision for BBWW and WSCD 2017 permit allocation

General notice on decision for BBWW and WSCD 2017 permit allocation

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs has published general notice for the decisions on the boat-based whale watching (BBWW) and white shark cage diving (WSCD) permits allocation process of 2017. The notices serve to set out the criteria, the process and methodology for the decisions on allocation of permits in the BBWW and WSCD sectors. 

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Call for nominations for members of the IPBES

Call for nominations for members of the IPBES

 

The IPBES secretariat would like to request nominations by 2 January 2018, for members of the review panel, to conduct the external element of the first review of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services).

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Call for nominations of suitable persons to be appointed as board members of the SANParks

Call for nominations of suitable persons to be appointed as board members of the SANParks

 


Minister Edna Molewa invites all South Africans in terms of Section 59 of the NEMPA Act, 2003 (Act 57 of 2003) and all interested parties to nominate suitable persons to be appointed as members of the Board of the South Africa National Parks. The closing date is 20 December 2017.

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Call for nominations of suitable persons to be appointed as board members of the South African Weather Service

Call for nominations of suitable persons to be appointed as board members of the South African Weather Service

 


Minister  Edna Molewa invites all South Africans in terms of Section 5(3) read with Section 5(2)(b) of the SAWSAct, 2001 (Act8of2001), to nominate suitable persons to be appointed as board members of the South African Weather Service. The closing date is 15 January 2018.

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Minister Molewa intends to approve Biodiversity Management Plan for Bontebok

Minister Molewa intends to approve Biodiversity Management Plan for Bontebok


 

Draft Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for Bontebok has been published for comment in Government Gazette. It focusses on strategies to strengthen effective implementation of conservation actions aimed at ensuring populations are genetically diverse and that overall population fitness and resilience within the natural distribution range is enhanced and maintained in the long-term.

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13 December 2017 - The Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA) Working for the Coast (WftC) is one of the programmes through which the department is contributing to the broader Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP). WftC is mandated to keep the entire South African coastline (over 2 113 km) and its pristine environments clean throughout the year.


11 December 2017 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will embark on a tour of the Working for the Coast (WftC) project at the Eastern Beach, located next to Ebuhlanti Picnic Park in East London, Eastern Cape on Wednesday 13 December 2017. 


08 December 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has urged all South Africans and holiday makers to be responsible as they exercise their right to equitable access to Coastal Public Property (CPP) this festive season. South Africa has a coastline of over 3000 KM with numerous beaches designated for public’s enjoyment and recreation.


07 December 2017 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) alongside various stakeholders will host a beach clean–up and an awareness session on Friday, 08 December 2017 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. As the festive season begins, the DEA will be conducting a Coastal Awareness Campaign in order to highlight some of the issues that impact the coastal environment.


06 December 2017 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will bid farewell to the SA Agulhas II as she departs for Antarctica on Thursday, 07 December 2017, at the East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Aboard the vessel will be the SANAE Expedition team who will spend 14 months at the SANAE IV base.